Latest posts by KT53

Overwintering Penstemon plants.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:31
Iamweedy says:

Are any penstemmons reliably hardy in the UK?  (Most years that is.)

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 I had a number of penstemon which survived a many of winters apparently unaffected.  Then we had a winter with an extended cold period and I lost the lot!  Not 'reliably hardy' in our area.

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:22
Hostafan1 says:

BBC Sports channel would be wonderful. Fans could watch and nothing would have to be cancelled for it on 1 &2.

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 The way the Beeb is going, they won't have any sport on at all within a couple of years so a dedicated sports channel would be a waste of time............unless they then converted it into a dedicated gardening channel.

Vertically challenged!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:17

You could try wearing 5" platform shoes and borrowing hogweeds shears

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:00
Obelixx says:

I did make it clear that medical reasons were valid but having a paddy isn't.   I don't want to know the details as I don't do "celebrity" gossip but I do have the right to be irritated if he is just having a paddy.

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 It would be amusing to see a press release along the lines of "xxxxx has thrown all the toys out of the pram because a judge said nasty things about them". Unfortunately I can't see that happening.

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:41

Interesting idea GD2.  There was some explanation of the construction of the raised bed on the Adam Frost piece a couple of weeks ago.  A bit more detail wouldn't have taken too much extra time.

It would be at least as relevant as the "GW does cookery" bits that are currently appearing.   Maybe I'm wrong, but I would assume that if somebody is growing food they would already know how to cook / prepare it.  If they haven't been growing it, knowing how to cook / prepare it isn't really much help.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:35

People are so quick to judge when they don't know any of the facts, let alone know all of them.  "Personal reasons" could mean anything from not liking being criticised to having a terminal illness, or anything in between.  If it is medical would all those currently being so critical like to share their full medical history with the rest of us?

Yes, it's disappointing when somebody drops out, but that has happened in many series without the world actually ending  I've always thought nobody else should leave on a week when that happens, in order to keep the number for the final.  Surely they could still have the vote and combine the votes over 2 weeks to get the next dance off victims.

New GW...??

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 15:20

The hour long programme does seem to be improving week on week.  I suppose it does take time to get the content right when the format is changed.


Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:06

I was advised to use Jeyes fluid.  Haven't had to do it for a while, but I assume it's still available.

Small earth mounds on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:04

Try to post a photo.  That may help identification.

New GW...??

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:06

If I want to plan what I'm doing in the garden, the weather forecast is invaluable.

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